• Petitioning Senator Gene Davis

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Utah State Senate
Senator Gene Davis
Utah-004
State Sen. Patricia Jones
Utah-013
State Sen. Mark Madsen
Utah-025
State Sen. Lyle Hillyard
Utah-001
State Sen. Luz Robles
Utah-023
State Sen. Todd Weiler
Utah-029
State Sen. Stephen Urquhart
Utah-072
State Rep. John Westwood
Utah-012
State Sen. Daniel Thatcher
Utah-028
State Sen. Evan Vickers

Please, create and pass Elsa’s Law! (For Utah Residents Only)

    1. Elisabeth Carroll
    2. Petition by

      Elisabeth Carroll

      Salt Lake City, UT

Found frozen to the ground--yet still alive!--in Enoch, Utah, on January 2, 2014, 1-½ year-old Elsa did not need to suffer fatal neglect, yet, because the penalty for cruelty to animals is little more than a slap on the wrist in Utah, Elsa’s former owner cannot be brought to full justice. Elsa was taken to Dust Devil Ranch Sanctuary for Horses near Cedar City, Utah, but, despite valiant efforts to save her, she died on January 18, in the arms of Ginger Grimes, Director, and surrounded by loving volunteers. I am horrified by Elsa's story and created this petition to let the Utah Legislature know that the citizens of Utah will not stand for this injustice and the law must be changed.

We ask Senators Davis, Vickers, Madsen, Hilyard, Jones, Robles, Thatcher, Urquhart and Weiler, and Representative Westwood, to introduce a bill to change the inadequate punishment to a Second Degree Felony with a sentence of 1 to 15 years and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

"Elsa’s Law", Utah Legislature, in 76-9-301. Cruelty to animals, Utah Code, please designate equines (horses) as “companion animals”, instead of “livestock”, and/or change the violation of Subsection 2, “fail[ure] to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody”, from a Class B or C misdemeanor to a Second Degree Felony with a sentence of 1 to 15 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.

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    • Jennifer Alger CEDAR CITY, UT
      • 22 days ago

      There needs to be tougher penalties for people who abuse any animal.

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    • Mary Laswell NEW HARMONY, UT
      • 23 days ago

      Animal abuse is a horrible offense. There needs to be a law where the person who abuses an animal should be punished and serve time in jail and pay a huge fine.

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    • Bettina Kozlowski CHICAGO, IL
      • 23 days ago

      No one should be allowed to let a foal starve and freeze to death and still keep their job in a public institution of higher learning. Son berett got away. Let's make sure future absusers end up behind bars.

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    • Bev Lowe PANGUITCH, UT
      • 24 days ago

      Animal cruelty should be punished

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    • selene grace PLEASANT GROVE, UT
      • 24 days ago

      Animal's should have rights.

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